Conditions helping Cancer Cells to Grow  By Walter

Disclaimer  The information presented here is for informative and educational purposes only and is not intended as curative or prescriptive advice.

There are a number of plausible physiological conditions that may help cancer cells grow: [13]

1. Oxygen Depleted Level. Healthy and normal body cells need oxygen for normal respiration to make energy to keep cells alive.

Healthy cells have the ability to make oxygen available to cells by injecting oxygen creating hydrogen peroxide into the cell.

When the oxygen level drops below 60 %, the respiration process of making energy changes into fermentation in a cancer cell. [37] Normal cells turn cancerous. Normal body cells need oxygen and are aerobic whereas cancer cells do not need oxygen and are anaerobic. Healthy cells metabolize [ burn ] oxygen and glucose [ blood sugar ] to produce adenosine triphosphate [ATP ] , which is the energy ‘ currency ‘ of cells.

Fermentation occurs in the cytoplasm of cancerous cells, thereby providing energy for cancer cells. This allows cancer cells to survive, but these cells can no longer perform normal cell functions. Cancer cells can only multiply and grow.

Researchers found that when the oxygen level to normal cells is reduced by 35 %, then these usually normal cells begin fermenting energy; thereby becoming cancerous in nature. [26, 41, 55, 88]

In the absence of oxygen the glucose undergoes fermentation to lactic acid.[7]

2. Bad Diet: Experts think that about a quarter of all cancer deaths are caused by unhealthy diets and obesity. Our diet influences our risk of many cancers, including cancers of the bowel, stomach, mouth, foodpipe and breast. [21]

Cancer cells get a quick source of food from sugar and high carbohydrate diet. [32, 63 ]

3. Temperature Cancer cells grow in temperatures below 106 degrees Farehheit. [46]

4. An acid body environment: Cancer cells produce lactic acid as they ferment energy. Cancer cells are acidic whereas healthy tissues are alkaline. Cancer cells thrive in a body environment where the pH value is less than 7.4 or acid environment. [7]

5. Poor blood circulation: Poor circulation results in less oxygen delivery to the cells. But cancer cells create blood vessels so as to insure an adequate food supply.

6. Electrical properties: All body cells possess the electrical ability to communicate between cells. Normal cells possess the ability to communicate information inside themselves and between other cells. Normal cells are well organized in their growth, form strong attachments with their neighbors and stop growing when they repair the area of injury due to contact inhibition with other cells.

However, cancerous cells possess features that are different from normal proliferating cells. Cancer cells are more easily detached and do not exhibit contact inhibition of their growth. Cancer cells become independent of normal tissue signaling and growth control mechanisms. This interferes with our ability to repair cancer cells. In a sense cancer cells have become desynchronized from the rest of the body. [31]

“In the acid medium the DNA loses its positive and negative radical sequence. In addition, the amino acids entering the cell are changed. As a consequence, the RNA is changed and the cell completely loses its control mechanism. Chromosomal aberrations may occur. “ [7]

7. Lack of Sunshine & Vitamin D: Lack of sunshine increases the risk of cancerous growth. [83] Light-colored skin persons are at great disk of developing skin cancer.

8. Genes implicated in cancer development are classified as oncogenes. An oncogene is a modified gene or a set of nucleotides that codes for a protein. It stimulates cell division causing a tumor. Suppressor genes inhibit cell division and cause apoptosis or an orderly process of cancerous death. [29]

9. Microorganisms can cause cancer: Many organisms are known to cause cancer. [14]


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  • Cell division is regulated by a network of proteins.
  • Cancer cells have a definable “molecular finger print” making it easier to diagnose cancer
  • cancer cells are genetically unstable
  • nucleus in cancer cells is much bigger than that of a normal cell
  • cancer cells do not secrete mucus
  • cancer cells produce enzymes that enable them to invade neighboring tissues.
  • cancer cells have very little or none of the protein keratin.
  • Lack contact of inhibition, or the ability of a cancer cell to stop reproducing
  • Do not depend on presence of growth factors in the environment
  • Cancer cells develop slowly over time ,
  • Predisposition to malignancy is acquired as the tumor mass increases in size
  • Cancer cell DNA is very resistant to radiation and chemotherapy
  • Cancer cells create an enzyme telomerase that causes cells to proliferate endlessly.
  • Release proteins within cytoplasm that stimulate signals to cause run-away cell division.
  • Have great adhesion to other cancer cells
  • Cancer cells develop a protein 13 times thicker than normal cells. This makes it difficult for the immune system to attack them.

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